As the summer swimming season ended, the City of Tallahassee’s Trousdell Aquatics Center welcomed furry friends to take a dip.

The 17th annual Puppies in the Pool event was held in the activity pool only. Dogs were divided into two groups (under and over 40 pounds) and allotted certain swim times. Entry fees were $4.75 per person and $4.75 per dog. All dogs age 6 months or older were welcome to attend.

All dog owners were required to bring current health information for each animal. Vaccinations had to be current for rabies, Bordetella and one of the following: DAPP, DA2PP or DHPP. Dogs also must have had a negative fecal test within the past year and be spayed or neutered.

No humans were allowed into the activity pool with their canine friend(s) due to regulations set by the Leon County Public Health Department. Dogs had to be on a leash when not in the activity pool and always be supervised.

Pets Ad Litem (PAL) set up a dog wash station just outside the pool and accepted donations. PAL is an alliance of advocates and professionals providing a legal voice for animals.